It's pivot bearing replacement time, and what seems to have been advertised as a 15 minute job seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare as with most bike maintenance jobs.
The drive-side bearing has seized onto the pivot, so when I smacked the swingarm it just moved over the outer race. In my infinite wisdom I then tightened the bearing clamp so tight that the outer race of the bearing cracked open. I have since managed to gouge out the ball bearings, and everything else, and am now just left with the inner race clamped onto the pivot :
Any ideas how to get it off?
Another problem I'll have to face in the not too distant future is the non drive-side bearing removal. The bearing clamp bolt seems to not want to screw in, or out for some reason. I've checked the threads of both bolt and swingarm and both are fine, but it seems to be unbelievably tight when screwing in, and creaks loads. Any ideas ?
Any help will be much appreciated.